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The art of modeling and it’s many, many genres

When we think of modeling, most of us probably have a particular image in mind. Perhaps that image involves gawking crowds around a runway with models strutting with vigor in some “new look” for the season. Or maybe the bikini clad woman of Sport Illustrated and other notable publications pop into your head. Whatever the case may be, it may surprise you to find out just how many different types of modeling actually exist.

Here’s and extensive but certainly not complete list:

Fashion Modeling

This niche is all about the clothing being worn and usually features tall, slender models.

A few of the many Sub-genres include – 

Editorial, Runway and Showroom

fashion modeling

Parts Modeling

It’s pretty much just what it sounds like. Models in this niche show off specific body parts like hands, feet, legs…

parts model

Commercial Modeling

Some sub-genres include -

Product, Lifestyle and Corporate

corporate modeling

Fitness Modeling 

This genre is all about showcasing fit and athletic models often in sporty clothing.

hot fitness modeling

Alternative Modeling

One of my favorites, it deals with models sporting body modifications like tattoos and piercings along with a punk or goth pics style.

alternative modeling

Glamour Modeling

This style focuses on sexual or sensual themes. This can range from mild to quite intense in terms of how graphic the content might become.

glamour modeling

Abstract photo

Once in a while, it’s fun to “break the rules” if you will. To go against the grain of what is considered proper of correct in a given art. On occasion, I mess around with my photography in order to do so. This is especially true when it comes to intentional blur and streaks of light. With that in mind, I decided to post one image from a while back featuring just such experimentation.

Check it out below:

abstract photo of woman

My personal photo book

Once in a while I like to experiment, specially when I have aopportunity to do so at no cost.  Such was the case with a recent photo book promotion. I had the chance to make an 8×8 hardcover book and pretty much customize it to my specifications.  That being said, I did so today. It is 100% black and white or spot color in nature and I think it might just have turned out pretty nice. Feel free to check it out at the link below:

“Attirance”

Abstract photos from cell phone cameras

Even with all the strides in technology we’ve made over the years, probably any true student of the art of photography will tell you that cell phone cameras can never complete with the real thing.

That being said, even those of us who consider ourselves serious shutterbugs enjoy taking a quick and easy snap shot on our phone or other mobile device once in a while.

And all in all, there is one thing that these cameras can do to produce art on some level. They are an excellent tool to works with abstracts.

Below are two recent examples I took with my Android powered Samsung Replenish. I’ve always been a fan of playing with the balance between light and shadow and noticed this scene one day while leaving my home. I had the phone so I figured, what the heck.

Hope you enjoy them.

 

 

Who doesn’t love contests?

Keeping with the creative theme of this blog while still trying to learn about ways to promote your online presence, my research has taught me that a lot of people love contests. And, in coming up with a fun and creative contest, you can potentially help drive more traffic to your websites.

So, the question is – “what makes an enticing contest?” Well, like most things in life, there must be an incentive to participate.  Simply put, there has to be some kind of prize. It can be monetary or non-monetary but it should be something people will value.

Second, it should be set up so that participation is quick and easy.

Below are a few examples of current contests I am running for websites I work with at this time. Feel free to check them out if you want.  And good luck in your own contest creating ventures.

 

 

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